"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Saturday, November 10, 2012

behold the wild stag
in hoofed drumbeats of summer
antlered majesty


man and beast sharing
the same space on planet earth
nature must survive


spirit of the deer
teach humanity kindness
break our stony hearts

©Susie Clevenger2012
"Hi! It’s Hannah with your fourth round of ecoregion exploration and a call to stretch your poet-voices to express the point of view of wildlife that inhabits the Temperate Forest."


Susie Swanson said...

Wow, this is beautiful.. I love your poetry so much.I never get tired of reading it.

Grace said...

I like that antlered majesty ~

My hope is that we will learn to be more humane and kind to the animals who share our planet ~

Helen said...

I have (what my grandchildren describe as totally weird) a connection to deer. There are so many in our small city, it's not unusual to see them often. I just saw one today, stopped and photographed him. No fear whatsoever. I love your poem.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I LOVE IT! "teach humanity kindness - break our stony hearts". Wonderful!

Kateri said...

Lovely poem! I watched 8 deer slowly amble through my yard this morning. (We are in the country and our have about 6 acres of woods that make an island in the middle of 100's of acres of corn fields--the woods is a magnet for deer.)

pandamoniumcat said...

As beautiful and gentle as the deer... Delightful.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such a beautiful sight. I can never understand why it compels some people to reach for their rifles. Harmony between man and nature is the only way.

Emma Major said...

I love that, such simple words which evoke such truth. Emma visiting from real toads

Margaret said...

A dear was napping in my back yard the other day, the sun softly warm upon it. I found myself holding my breath. So gentle - and as Kerry said, some thing "Where is my gun"... ?

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